By Dr. Know on April 25th, 2012
Well, the jury is in and the decision by the MPAA has been made on Dredd‘s rating, and it is…
…A HARD R-RATING!!!!!! For “strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content!”
All the things that make life worth living for. I feel just giddy now!
I’m relieved that the return to Mega-City One will be a bloody one, something producer Andrew Macdonald, to his credit, did promise at the outset of production:
“Our idea is to make a very hard, R-rated, gritty, realistic movie of Dredd in Megacity, so we’ve got to get the tone right. He’s not going to take off his helmet. His bike is going to feel real. He’s going to hit people and it’s going to feel real. There’s been a change in comic-book movies; they were treated unseriously and now they’re treated seriously.”
Glad to read they got their shit together this time (at least in terms of intentions), but we’re still waiting for an official trailer, guys? WTF?
Directed by Pete Travis, penned by Alex Garland, and starring Karl Urban, Dredd is set to hit the streets again as judge, jury, and executioner all rolled into one September 21, 2012.